Saturday, May 14, 2011

Province of ABRA

Welcome to wonderful ABRA !

  This special page is my manifest desire to promote our country’s tourism and keep my kababayan informed, visually guided, and updated about our wonderful Province of ABRA

  I’m sure you will be fascinated by its breath-taking natural wonders abound and various recreational facilities and FUNtastic attractions.

    Delight yourselves in the exotic paradise of beauty, interest and adventure, and feel the pleasures of the people’s bayanihan spirit and hospitality.

    Come along and experience the finest things the province could offer. Be captivated by its people distinctive qualities.

   Discover and appreciate the works of creative local artists, their handicrafts and souvenir mementos.

   Experience our rich cultural heritage. Learn more about our culture, traditions, and colorful history.  

   Dine and savor our tasty distinctive foods, innovative cuisine with a homemade touch, and accompanied with personable and attentive service.

  Traveling taught me a few things; one of the most useful is that the best way to know more of our local kababayan is through its markets. 
   Visit its markets that serve the best in fresh fruits, organic vegetables and gourmet food items. Your shopping list will engorge with goodies to bring home. 

   Learn the best places to recreate, enjoy and cherish a truly fascinating experience, and much, much more. In short, here is Just the Best!

Here’s to a worthwhile provincial journey !

Mabunying paglalakbay para sa lahat !

ABRA Tourist Destinations

Abra River
This river is the biggest, longest, and most popular river in the valleys of the province. It is where all rivers and streams converge together and an extremely ideal place for swimming and fishing. Abra River Irrigation Project
A project of the Abra Church and the National Irrigation Administration designed to irrigate approximately 3,900 hectares of farmland..
Boliney Hot Spring
This Spring can be reached by jeepney just 32 kilometers away and good for hot and cold baths.
Borikibok Resort
This is situated in San Miguel, Bucay. Ideal place for picnic lovers.
Cave of Sibud-Sibud
This Cave can be reached after a 33 kilometer or 1 ½ hour travel. An ideal place for nature lovers.
Don Mariano Marcos Bridge
Located along the Abra Kalinga National Road, it is the third longest bridge in the country, with a total length of 886.812 linear meters.
Family Museum of Don Teodoro Brillantes
This houses the collections and mementos of the Brillantes family with a reflection of Spanish culture.
Footprints of Angalo
Angalo being the Adam or First Man in Abra mythology. Believed by the locals to be the set of footprints of a real giant in San Quintin measuring 15 meters long, five meters wide, and ten feet deep. On a clear day, it can be seen visibly even from a distance.
Kimkimay Lake
One of the several lakes of Taquib in Villaviciosa. A favorite place for town picnics, swimming, and fishing. According to legend, it was formerly a dwelling of several families.
Lake Limbo
Another lake located in Villaviciosa. An ideal place for campers and hikers.
Libtec Underground River
This is an enchanting underground river where appears, from a distance, a cave protruding at the surface of an empty field. Underneath the surface is a flowing underground river with stalagmites.
Lusuac Dam
This is also an ideal place for fishing and swimming. Travel time is 1 ½ hours.
Malamsit Calm Spring
This offers a swimming pool with clear and calm water amidst ornamental plants and shady fruit trees.
Malanas Dam
This can be reached by mini bus along the Bangued - Dolores-San Juan Provincial Road. Travel time is 30 minutes to one hour.
Manabo Irrigation Project
This place is ideal for educational trips with Roman-inspired aqueducts, spacious swimming pool, and one-kilometer tunnel.
Mary Barbero Park
The park has a man-made lagoon, a playground for children, and century-old acacia trees surrounding the landscaped plaza.
Old Roman Catholic Churches

Palayan ng Bayan
The site covers a sprawling 56 hectares atop a hill.
Provincial Capitol

Sacred Stones or “Pinaing”
This is situated in Dumayco, Penarrubia with a huge Balete Tree and has sacred stones called “pinpinaing” by the village people symbolizing the “anito” or spirits of the ancestors.
Tangadan Tunnel
A 40-meter tunnel located along the Abra-Ilocos Sur National road. This is a popular landmark for prominent visitors.
Victoria National Park
This Park features a shrine of the Blessed Mother cradling the Infant Jesus built near the reservoir of the Bangued waterworks as well as a swimming pool.

Province of ABRA

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